New technologies and medical treatments continue to complicate questions surrounding the moment of death. Distinguished bioethicists Robert M. Veatch and Lainie F. Ross argue that the definition of death is a social question rooted in a person's religious, philosophical, or social beliefs. While ceding that society needs a default definition to proceed in certain cases, the authors state that any decision-making process must allow individuals to make their own choices according to their personal beliefs.
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|Size: ||3.0 MB|
|Publisher: ||Georgetown University Press|
|Date published: || 2016|
|ISBN: ||2370007639892 (DRM-EPUB)|
|Read Aloud: ||not allowed|